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Legal terms, phrases and Maxims for Cseet part 1

Legal terms, Phrases and Maxims are usually precise shorter words or sentences which can provide larger meanings. Some of the words mentioned in different places denotes entirely different meanings.

In this series we are trying to provide such legal terms, phrases and maxims and for more you can always be in touch with me.

• Abacinate : To make a person blind.

• Abaction : Threatening to a person.

• Abactor - A person who steals a single beast only.

• Abacus : A continuing frame used in primary mathematical calculation.

• Abadi : It is one of the forms of collecting land revenue.

• Abalienation : The transfer of an interest or title in property.

• Abandon : To leave, to give up, to surrender.

• Abandonment : Voluntary relinquishment of an interest or claim, the act of abandoning.

• Abearance - Behaviour, conduct.

• Abessive : Denoting absence of a case

• Abet: To aid to commit an offence.

• Abettor - One who encourages or aids she offender or commission of an offence.

• Abeyance : The condition of an inheritance which has no present owner or a state of suspension.

• Abhor - To protest against horror or attack.

• Abide - To act in accordance with rule of law.

• Adjudge - To take away or remove something by judicial decision.

• Abjure - To pronounce solemnly or on oath or to repudiate

• Agnates - Relatives whose relationship can be traced exclusively through males.

• Agreement - Every promise and every set of promises, either written or oral for the purpose of contract forming the consideration for each other.

• Alien - A person who resides within the borders of a country but is not a citizen or subject of that country.

• Alienation - the power of the owner of tenant to dispose of his interest in real or personal property.

• Alimony - a court ordered allowance that one spouse pays to the other spouse for maintenance and support while they are separated.

• Allocate - To deliver in court a formal address.

• Alms - Charitable donations, relief bestowed upon poor and destitute people.

• Ambiguity - An uncertainty of meaning or intention, as in a contractual term or statutory provision.

  1. Autopsy - An examination of deal body to determine the cause of death, especially in criminal investigation.

• Averment - An allegation in pleading a positive declaration of fact or law.

• Abduction: wrongfully taking away or detaining another person. Usually by force or fraud.

• Ab initio: Void from the beginning

• Abortion: The termination of pregnancy: a miscarriage of the premature expulsion of a fetus from the womb before the normal period of gestation is complete.

• Absconding: The failure of a person to surrender to the custody of a court in order to avoid legal proceeding.

• Accomplice: One who is a party to a crime, either as a principal or as an accessory.

• Acquittal: A decision by a court that a defendant accused of a crime is not guilty,

• Ad hoc - For a particular purpose.

• Ad idem - With a common understanding, m same sense.

• Ad Infinitum - Forever.

• Ad interim - In the meanwhile.

• Ad largum - At large.

• Ad quern -To whom.

• Ad referendum - For further consideration.

• Ad rem - To the point.

• Ad valorem - According to the value.

• Addenda - list of additions.

• Admissibility of evidence: The principles determining whether or not particular items of evidence may be received by the court. The central principle of admissibility is relevance. All evidence that is sufficiently relevant as admissible and all that is not sufficiently relevant is inadmissible

• Admonition: A reprimand from a judge to a defendant who has been discharged from the further prosecution of an offence.

• Adverse possession: The occupation of land to which another person has tittle with the intention of possessing it as one's own. The adverse possessor must occupy the land as if he were entitled to it to the exclusion of all others. And he must intend to occupy it as has own.

• Affidavit: A sworn written statement of evidence used mainly to support certain applications and, in some circumstance, as evidence in court proceedings.

• Affray: The offence of using or threatening, other than by words alone, unlawful violence. The conduct must be such as would have caused a reasonable person to fear for his safety, though no such person need be present.

• aid and abet: To assist in the performance of a crime either before or during (but not after) its commission. Aiding usually refers to material assistance (e.g. providing tools for the crime).

• Alibi: The plea that the person charged with a crime was somewhere else when the crime was committed.

• Alienation: The transfer of property (particularly real property) from one person to another.

• Alimony: Formerly, financial provision made by a husband to his wife when they are living apart. Alimony is now known as maintenance or financial provision.

• Allegation: Any statement of fact in a statement or case, affidavit or indictment.

• Amicus curiae:

• A non-party who gives evidence before the court so as to assist it with research, argument, or submissions.

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